Saturday, October 29, 20167:00 am CDT
333 Stagecoach Trail
San Marcos, Texas 78666

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Saturday, October 29, 2016 with the 4th ANNUAL morning 5K Run/Walk! NEW location at Hernandez Elementary on 333 Stagecoach Trail in San Marcos for 2016! Add to the FUN and wear your favorite Day of the Dead running costume! FACE PAINTING provided for early arrivals! Take PHOTOS with our mascots, the legendary Catrina & her escort, Juanito!  MUSIC by DJ Jesse Cruz/Jammin X-Press! DOOR PRIZES! MULTIPLE chances to win UNIQUE trophy prizes! Sponsor a MEMORY BOARD for display at the race in honor of a loved one who has passed, or place their name on the BUTTERFLY TREE. This is an official USTAF sanctioned event.

Mr. Tomas Cuevas has been selected as the 2016 Dia de los Muertos honoree & will be celebrated for his lifetime of generosity and service to the San Marcos community.

5K proceeds are allocated to two local 501C3, tax exempt non-profit organizations: the Johnnie T. Rosales Memorial Scholarship (  which distributes annual scholarships (>$8,000 since 2010) to selected San Marcos High School graduating seniors, and the Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos (, a local cultural center and museum.


REMINDER*: Late registrants after October 15 are not guaranteed a tee shirt or in correct size. We will endeaver to provide everyone with the closest tee size available


7:00am -  Packet pickup and onsite registration
7:30am - Opening Remarks/Dia de los Muertos 2015 Honoree presentation
7:50am -  Group warm up
8:00 am - 5K Run/Walk
9:00 am - Kids Fun Run
9:30 am - Awards ceremony

Entry Fees:

5K ADULT registration
$35 - October 16 - October 28
$40 - Race Day

5K TEEN registration (ages 13 - 19)
$20 - October 16 - October 28
$25 - Race Day

5K YOUTH (ages 6 - 12)  5K OR Fun Run
$15 - October 16 - October 28
$20 - Race Day

Fun Run is FREE to kids 5* and under! (*Will receive a kids swag bag- NO tee)

BACK this year!: TEAM Registration (5 adult registrations 5x25=$SAVINGS for YOU)
$125 - October 16 - October 28
$125  - Race Day

NEW for 2016!  TEEN TEAM (5 Jr. High/High School students)
$90 - October 16 - October 28
$100  - Race Day

Yes, it's back! Virtual Runners, (for our out-of-town supporters who can't make it to race day & want a cool tee) *Same registration fees apply. Register by 10/15/16 . Walk/Run the 5k Distance in YOUR hometown. Share your pics wearing your tee & post on Instagram or Facebook! Swag bag & tee will be mailed to your home address via standard US postal mail.
$35 - October 16 - October 28
N/A  - Race Day

5k AWARDS: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Male and Female in the following age groups: 6-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

OVERALL CHAMPION awards to the 1st Male and 1st Female who cross the Finish line FIRST

MASTERS Overall Champion to  the 1st Male and 1st Female runners >= 40 yrs of age

GRAND Masters Overall Champion SENIOR award to the 1st Male and 1st Female runners >=60yrs of age

KIDS FUN RUN: Children awards for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners


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Race Director: Celia Rosales, Email:

P.O.. Box 2654, San Marcos, TX 78667, Phone (512) 353-7519

*Race will be held rain or shine, however in the event of natural disaster/extreme weather conditions, race will be canceled and no refunds issued. All attempts will be made to distribute runner tees & swag bags to participants.